Please be warned that this match report contains the phrase ‘a rampaging Paddy’. That’s not a disparaging reference to the opposition, but 1TM’s own Paddy Kelly who has started crossing the halfway line again. A series of darting runs from the back might even have won him man-of-the-match award had he not missed from a distance that would been a gimme on a golf course. As it was, 1TM’s first took a lot longer to materialise. Massa smashing home at the near post to put the red’s one-up just after the water-break. That was partly because of an organised and very spirited opposition who surprised 1TM by trying to play football throughout. That made for a really engrossing game, the result of which hung in the balance for the 86-and-a-half minutes that the referee decided this one should last! Of course, Gaelic couldn’t possibly have known about the Aussie Bergkamp either. Nor countered a cross-field run that rounded off a super-slick passage of play that took the ball from the edge of the 1TM penalty area and into the Lions’ net in about the same time it took Dogger Connolly to polish off the post-match Colbar fish ’n chips. Had it not been for the curse of Crouchy, 1TM would surely have added to their lead in the second-half and ran away with it. But Gaelic had the temerity to both score and then continue to attack and so were undone on the break again with a move that Vandesan untimely slid home thanks to a defence-splitting through ball from Francis. Vandesan expertly rounded the Gaelic keeper for the fourth deep into injury time. The aforementioned goalie didn’t deserve to concede four, but this was still a deserved win for 1TM.